Gotham Knights PC Port Trailer Looks Better Than 2015’s Missed

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Warner Bros. just released a new trailer to tell you how beautiful it is Gotham Knights will be on your PC, as if to reassure everyone that this time it’s the correct PC version. In 2015, the PC port of the editor Batman: Arkham Knight was so notoriously bad that it pulled the game from Steam until it could implement fixes. This time, Warner is making its PC port promises upfront. If the promises of the trailer hold up, you can expect to see every individual pore on Robin’s face.

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The new trailer supports high frame rates, 4K resolution, ray-traced reflections, ultrawide and multi-monitor support, and all the graphical customization options PC gamers expect in a good port. Perhaps the most unusual caption concerns Intel’s brand new XeSS upscaling, which uses machine learning to render at a lower resolution and then (attempt to) scale the image with good quality, allowing you to reach higher frame rates at higher resolutions. In other words, it’s Intel’s response to Nvidia’s DLSS and AMD’s FSRand it will be interesting to see how it works.

Given its next-gen nature, you’ll probably need a fairly good computer to run this game. Unfortunately, Gotham Knightssystem requirements for is currently listed as “TBD”so you’ll have to wait a little longer to find out if your machine is too potatoy to run the game at a constant frame rate.

There might be a good reason why a trending PC video drops so soon. Seven years ago, the launch version of Arkham Knight on PC had so many performance issues that Warner Bros. removed the game from Steam a month after its release. Players reported stuttering, game crashes and a framerate capped at 30just like the console versions. Kotaku reported that most of the studio’s development resources were devoted to fixing console issues, and Rocksteady avoided using outside stress testing companies in order to avoid story leaks.

To add one more wrinkle, four months ago, Warner Bros. announced that it will be removing the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Gotham Knights, both because the older hardware could not keep up with the game’s cooperative orientation and to focus development resources exclusively on high-end platforms. The game had also been previously delayed from its 2021 release window.

Gotham Knights will be released on October 21 on Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Steam and Epic Games Store.